Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Robert Lehman Wing
Jun
15
7:00 PM19:00

Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Robert Lehman Wing

 

Brandon Patrick George performs repertoire of the Baroque flutes of Versailles to the evocative and moody compositions of Impressionists composers like Debussy and Ravel, who coincided with extraordinary technological advances in the development of the Western classical flute. Inspired by the exhibitions Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence on view at The Met Fifth Avenue March 12–July 29, 2018 and Visitors to Versailles (1682–1789) on view at The Met Fifth Avenue April 16–July 29, 2018.

Following the performance, join curator Bradley Strauchen-Scherer for a tour of one of the newly reopened Musical Instruments Galleries, Gallery 684

Program: 

Claude Debussy: Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune for flute and harp

Debussy: Syrinx

Jean Cras: Suite en duo for flute and harp

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Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Wing (Gallery 735)
Jun
15
6:00 PM18:00

Metropolitan Museum of Art, The American Wing (Gallery 735)

 

Brandon Patrick George performs repertoire of the Baroque flutes of Versailles to the evocative and moody compositions of Impressionists composers like Debussy and Ravel, who coincided with extraordinary technological advances in the development of the Western classical flute. Inspired by the exhibitions Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence on view at The Met Fifth Avenue March 12–July 29, 2018 and Visitors to Versailles (1682–1789) on view at The Met Fifth Avenue April 16–July 29, 2018.

Following the performance, join curator Bradley Strauchen-Scherer for a tour of one of the newly reopened Musical Instruments Galleries, Gallery 684

Program: 

Jacques Hotteterre: Suite in b minor, op. 5 no. 10

Jean-Baptiste Lully: Rondeau du Mariage Forcé  

Elisabeth Jacquet de la Guerre: Violin Sonata no. 1 in d minor (on traverso)

Michel de la Barre: Chaccone from Suite No. 9 in G major, (Pieces pour la flute traversiere, livre 2)

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MetFridays: Pride
Jun
15
5:30 PM17:30

MetFridays: Pride

Celebrate Pride weekend with an evening of gallery talks, panel discussions, art-making activities, and dancing at one of New York's most vibrant cultural institutions.

Join Brandon in Gallery 951, The Robert Lehman Collection, for a talk on the life of  Frederick the Great and his extraordinary contributions to art and music.

All events are free with Museum admission.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art
May
13
2:30 PM14:30

Metropolitan Museum of Art

 

Brandon Patrick George leads a talk and performs repertoire of Impressionists composers like Debussy and Ravel, who coincided with extraordinary technological advances in the development of the Western classical flute. Inspired by the exhibitions Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence on view at The Met Fifth Avenue March 12–July 29, 2018 and Visitors to Versailles (1682–1789) on view at The Met Fifth Avenue April 16–July 29, 2018.

Following the performance, join curator Bradley Strauchen-Scherer for a tour of one of the newly reopened Musical Instruments Galleries, Gallery 684

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Bargemusic
Apr
22
4:00 PM16:00

Bargemusic

Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin, and Viola in D Major, Op. 25

Dohnanyi: Serenade for String Trio in C Major, Op. 10

Dohnanyi: Passacaglia for Solo Flute, Op. 48, No. 2

Mozart: Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285

Semplice Players:

Brandon George, flute

Eric Silberger, violin

Rose Hashimoto, viola

Wayne Smith, cello

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Bargemusic
Apr
21
6:00 PM18:00

Bargemusic

Beethoven: Serenade for Flute, Violin, and Viola in D Major, Op. 25

Dohnanyi: Serenade for String Trio in C Major, Op. 10

Dohnanyi: Passacaglia for Solo Flute, Op. 48, No. 2

Mozart: Flute Quartet in D Major, K. 285

Semplice Players:

Brandon George, flute

Eric Silberger, violin

Rose Hashimoto, viola

Wayne Smith, cello

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The Greene Space @ WNYC/WQXR
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

The Greene Space @ WNYC/WQXR

Friday the 13th is your lucky night!

This show brings live performances, conversation, beer tastings, games and trivia all together in WQXR's living room, The Greene Space.

We kick things off with a night of superstition, omens and luck, featuring performances by MacArthur genius and puppeteer Basil Twist and pianist Christopher O'Riley, violinist Stefan Jackiw, flutist Brandon Patrick George with harpist Bridget Kibbey and husband-and-wife duo Boyd Meets Girl.

The music will be paired with four local craft beers from WartegaBridge and TunnelSixpoint, and Strong Rope breweries, with each brewer giving us an inside look at how their beers are made.

Hosted by WQXR's Matt Abramovitz. 

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ICE performs Andriessen's De Materie at Park Avenue Armory
Mar
24
7:30 PM19:30

ICE performs Andriessen's De Materie at Park Avenue Armory

Visionary director Heiner Goebbels stages this monumental work in a highly-imaginative production that infuses the work’s journey through a sequence of non-narrative tableaus with stunning visual imagery to help convey its meaning, with references to Mondrian and Madame Curie as well as floating zeppelins and a flock of sheep. The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) under the direction of Peter Rundel takes on the sonically varied score, which serves as its own journey through eras and styles of music history from early Renaissance, to the jazz-tinged roaring 20s, to contemporary music of today. The vastness of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall is the perfect setting to fully realize this rarely-performed work, which premiered more than 25 years ago and only now makes its highly-anticipated North American stage premiere.

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ICE performs Andriessen's De Materie at Park Avenue Armory
Mar
21
7:30 PM19:30

ICE performs Andriessen's De Materie at Park Avenue Armory

Visionary director Heiner Goebbels stages this monumental work in a highly-imaginative production that infuses the work’s journey through a sequence of non-narrative tableaus with stunning visual imagery to help convey its meaning, with references to Mondrian and Madame Curie as well as floating zeppelins and a flock of sheep. The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) under the direction of Peter Rundel takes on the sonically varied score, which serves as its own journey through eras and styles of music history from early Renaissance, to the jazz-tinged roaring 20s, to contemporary music of today. The vastness of the Wade Thompson Drill Hall is the perfect setting to fully realize this rarely-performed work, which premiered more than 25 years ago and only now makes its highly-anticipated North American stage premiere.

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BBC Radio 3 Broadcast
Dec
5
to Jan 4

BBC Radio 3 Broadcast

 

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Robert Worby and Sara Mohr-Pietsch continue coverage of this year's Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival with a broadcast of American composer and improviser George Lewis's opera Afterword, which celebrates the work of the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a pioneering collective of musicians that took root in Chicago in 1965. Brandon performs as the International Contemporary Ensemble's flutist playing flute, piccolo, and bass flute.

Audio available online through January 5, 2016

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May
18
7:30 PM19:30

Notes on Fiction: Heart of Darkness

More than a novel, Heart of Darkness is like an extended symbolic poem, affecting the reader with the breadth of its ideas as well as the beauty of its words. Drawing upon powerful 20th and 21st Century musical compositions, harpist Jennifer Ellis and mezzo-soprano Megan Ihnen created a stark and multifaceted performance based on the themes in the historic novel.   Written by Joseph Conrad on the eve of the century that would see the end of the empire that the novel so significantly critiques, Heart of Darkness is both an adventure story set at the center of a continent represented through breathtaking poetry, as well as a study of the inevitable corruption that comes from the exercise of tyrannical power.   Through musical performance and readings from the novel, the Ihnen and Ellis explored tranquility, amazement, darkness, and the unknown. 

Music for flute, soprano, and harp. Works by Saariaho, and Schwanter.

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